Thomas Ellison Churchman, age 90, of Pekin

Thomas Ellison Churchman, age 90, of Pekin


Thomas Ellison Churchman, age 90, of Pekin, Indiana passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022.  Born September 2, 1931, in Pekin, he was the son of the late Ellis Churchman and Josie (Graves) Churchman. 

On November 20, 1954, he married Shirley (Pirtle) Churchman who survives.

Tom was a licensed real estate agent and broker, owning Tom Churchman Real Estate; was Church of Christ by faith; was a farmer; and a member of the Washington County Cattlemen’s


Tom is survived by his wife, Shirley; 6 children: Paula Keltner (Cody), James Churchman (Kay), Karen Marker, John Churchman (Kim), Steven Churchman, and David Churchman (Kim); 1 brother: Gene Churchman; 1 sister: Joellen Meahl; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Josie Churchman; 1 brother: Robert Churchman; 1 son-in-law: Ron Marker; 1 great-grandchild; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home-Salem Chapel with Jeremy Goen officiating. 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 19, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. 

Burial to follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.